Stellar Formation Zone (IMAGE) University of Barcelona Caption <p>The region of the stellar formation Rho Ophiuchi observed by ESA Gaia satellite. The shining dots are stellar clusters with the massive and youngest stars of the region. The dark filaments track the gas and dust distribution, where the new stars are born. This is not a conventional photographic image but the result of the integration of all the received radiation by the satellite during the 22 months of continuous measurements through different filters on the spacecraft. <p>Link: <p><a target="_blank" href="http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60205-rho-ophiuchi-molecular-cloud/">http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60205-rho-ophiuchi-molecular-cloud/</a> Credit ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Usage Restrictions you may state that the image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.